The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


17 April 2020


There has been a severe outbreak of Tulipmania here at Pear Tree Cottage!  Very serious indeed.  Last autumn I bought some bulbs from J Parkers and they have been a resounding success.


I was also given some white ones by Tammy from Stockton Bury Gardens which have added to the show and, WHAT a show!  I adopted the layering approach and with a very poorly shoulder and in the pouring rain, enlisted Chris's help back in October.  Being used to heavy duty manly jobs, he (dare I say?) rather looked down his nose at such a girlie task.  We planted, Narcissus, Scilla, Crocus and varieties of Tulips.  As each flower faded, I was there deadheading and the show has continued since early last month.  Even Chris is impressed with the results.  

We have been lucky with such a prolonged sunny spell and I've not stopped admiring them so stand by for some photos!

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